Stories about El Salvador from March, 2007
Arepa de Huevo from Colombia, Ceviche from Ecuador and Pupusas from El Salvador!
#1: From Colombia: Nika's Culinaria shares a delicious recipe with step-by-step photos on how to prepare a traditional Colombian delicacy: Arepa de Huevo (Arepa with Egg) My first experience with it was when we visited Colombia 25 years ago. As in other latin american countries, street vendors sell all manner...
El Salvador, Chile: Roque Dalton and Roberto Bolaño
Venezuelan-American poet Guillermo Parra, recently in San Salvador to research Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton (1935-1975), describes the interests in leftists politics and experimental fiction shared by Dalton and the Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño. A follow-up essay, “Poor Poets: Roque Dalton and Roberto Bolaño“, goes into further detail about the lives...
What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — about the passing of a witness
If your only source of news was the main Salvadoran newspapers, you might have missed the story. The sole survivor of a notorious massacre of civilians during El Salvador civil war passed away on March 6. On December 6, 1981, Rufina Amaya, had somehow managed to escape from the government...
El Salvador: Deadbeat Parents
Tim Muth on “Deadbeat parents from El Salvador”: “This is an aspect of Salvadoran emigration to the US which you do not often read how about — what happens if a parent stops providing support to children left behind in El Salvador?”
El Salvador: Vatican's notification to Fr. Jon Sobrino, S.J. made public
“You can now read for yourself the notification from the Vatican to Father Sobrino declaring that certain propositions in his writings ‘are not in conformity with the doctrine of the Church.'” Tim Muth links to the full text.
El Salvador: Rufina Amaya Passes Away
Hora Cero [ES] and Tim Muth on the death of Rufina Amaya, the sole survivor of the 1981 El Mozote massacre which claimed over 1,000 lives.
What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — about murders in Guatemala
Recent events involving the murder of four Salvadorans in Guatemala have dominated the blogosphere in El Salvador. On February 19, three members of the Central American parliament (PARLACEN) from El Salvador's ruling ARENA party were found murdered in Guatemala along with their driver. The group had been traveling to a...
El Salvador: Bush and Saca meet in Washington
Tim Muth has posted a complete transcript of the official statements by US President George Bush and El Salvador President Tony Saca following their meeting on Tuesday. Hunnapuh is skeptical [ES] that either leader will follow through on their promises.
El Salvador: Perquín
Laura V. of Viva El Salvador describes the violent history of Perquín in the mountainous region of Morazán: “it is amazing to think that just 20 years ago [during the Civil War], the place was being bombed regularly.”